Stephen Knoll New York was born in NYC where the world’s
artists, creators, and influencers come together, drawing
inspiration from the raw energy and diversity of the City.


Hair stylist Stephen Knoll founded his Midtown salon in 1991, in the heart of Manhattan – blocks from Central Park. Catering to a celebrity clientele and discerning New Yorkers alike, Stephen has been at the genesis of styling and fashion trends for three decades.

To enable his busy, on-the-go clients to replicate salon quality results they love between styling sessions, Stephen sought to create a superior range of haircare products that could deliver the professional standards his customers expect.

He found his holy grail in Japanese innovation. Collaborating with Kosé, the leaders in beauty technology, they created Stephen Knoll New York – premium, customizable styling and haircare products that meet the needs of a discerning clientele from New York to Tokyo, Toronto to Rio.

Stephen Knoll New York hair care is inspired by New York aesthetic, powered by Japanese Ingenuity.

Hair stylist Stephen Knoll is one of New York’s preeminent leaders in styling trends. Stephen founded his Midtown salon in 1991 in the heart of New York City – where the world’s artists, creators, and influencers come together.

For more than three decades, Stephen has been at the genesis of styling and fashion trends. And like the most creative minds of the City, he came to New York to pursue and perfect his craft.

Born in the Midwest, Stephen was interested in hair design from early childhood. At age 11, he was coloring and cutting. By high school, pushing the limits of creativity at the time, he was styling the hair of women in his hometown. His move east cemented his destiny as one of the few contemporary hair stylists active as both a salon and session stylist.

At his namesake Stephen Knoll salon, he caters to both a celebrity clientele and discerning New Yorkers – people from all walks of life. Among his diverse clientele, Stephen is cherished for his attentive, personal touch.

In 2006, he sought a solution for his on-the-go clients to replicate professional, salon quality results between styling sessions. Collaborating with Tokyo-based Kosé, the leaders in beauty technology, he created Stephen Knoll New York – a range of premium, customizable styling and haircare products inspired by a New York aesthetic and powered by Japanese technology.

Today, Stephen continues to work both from his NYC salon and as a photo session stylist, while traveling the world to style his dedicated clients. The Stephen Knoll New York collection of pro-quality products is featured in more than 23,000 points of distribution worldwide

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